Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by kniven » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:22 pm

Congratulations, Joey Pierce!....

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by Stang5280 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:04 pm

Hermantown is the gift that keeps on giving for UMD. Congratulations to Pierce - he is truly a special player with a bright future.

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by north_bear » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm

Congrats to the little town of Ely for producing an outstanding hockey player.
Thunderhawk Fanatic!!

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by Stang5280 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:42 pm

north_bear wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Congrats to the little town of Ely for producing an outstanding hockey player.
Very true! I should almost add an asterisk to my comment above.

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by Jeffy95 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:38 am

north_bear wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Congrats to the little town of Ely for producing an outstanding hockey player.
Yes, there have been so many players developed elsewhere that have finished their high school careers in Hermantown. That is why they rule the small class that was meant for small town programs. That being said, I wish Joey the best, great player and fun to watch!

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by Thunderstruck » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:16 pm

Congrats Ely, MN natve.

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by hockey59 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:23 am

Jeffy95 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:38 am
north_bear wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Congrats to the little town of Ely for producing an outstanding hockey player.
Yes, there have been so many players developed elsewhere that have finished their high school careers in Hermantown. That is why they rule the small class that was meant for small town programs. That being said, I wish Joey the best, great player and fun to watch!
The whole Hermantown conundrum aside...Joey is a good get for tUMD☝️They have a number of high end D coming in the next couple years to replace the historic Fab Five D Freshmen (from 2017-2018) and Joey is another brick in the wall 👍 He plays with tenacity from the blue line, likes to throw a big hit & has a great shot from the point. In other words, he plays like a Bulldog 😉

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by Yoopskater » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:04 pm

I would venture to guess Hermantown HS contributed more to his growth than Ely HS could have... Love to see UMD keep the northern boys home.

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by WestMetro » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:09 pm

hockey59 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:23 am
Jeffy95 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:38 am
north_bear wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Congrats to the little town of Ely for producing an outstanding hockey player.
Yes, there have been so many players developed elsewhere that have finished their high school careers in Hermantown. That is why they rule the small class that was meant for small town programs. That being said, I wish Joey the best, great player and fun to watch!
The whole Hermantown conundrum aside...Joey is a good get for tUMD☝️They have a number of high end D coming in the next couple years to replace the historic Fab Five D Freshmen (from 2017-2018) and Joey is another brick in the wall 👍 He plays with tenacity from the blue line, likes to throw a big hit & has a great shot from the point. In other words, he plays like a Bulldog 😉

59 - I attribute Joeys decision timing to the long discussion you and I had with Dad after Joeys fantastic Hill Murray game!

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by hockey59 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:32 pm

WestMetro wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:09 pm
hockey59 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:23 am
Jeffy95 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:38 am


Yes, there have been so many players developed elsewhere that have finished their high school careers in Hermantown. That is why they rule the small class that was meant for small town programs. That being said, I wish Joey the best, great player and fun to watch!
The whole Hermantown conundrum aside...Joey is a good get for tUMD☝️They have a number of high end D coming in the next couple years to replace the historic Fab Five D Freshmen (from 2017-2018) and Joey is another brick in the wall 👍 He plays with tenacity from the blue line, likes to throw a big hit & has a great shot from the point. In other words, he plays like a Bulldog 😉

59 - I attribute Joeys decision timing to the long discussion you and I had with Dad after Joeys fantastic Hill Murray game!
lol...I think Joey & Dad already had their mind made up...but he did play terrific that day, and shortly after the Dogs closed the deal with Joey =D>

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by rainier2 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:51 pm

Yoopskater wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:04 pm
I would venture to guess Hermantown HS contributed more to his growth than Ely HS could have... Love to see UMD keep the northern boys home.
False. Kid was already fantastic when he arrived in H-town. Would have been UMD material either way.

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by WestMetro » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:15 pm

Saw Joey several times the summer after 8th grade , and he was playing two years older at that time. He already had a blistering wrister from the blue line and was not bashful about shooting the puck

I’m sure Htown strong bantam and varsity schedule after that , fall Elite League , as well as a year playing forward all really helped him develop to where he is today

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by rainier2 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm

WestMetro wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Saw Joey several times the summer after 8th grade , and he was playing two years older at that time. He already had a blistering wrister from the blue line and was not bashful about shooting the puck

I’m sure Htown strong bantam and varsity schedule after that , fall Elite League , as well as a year playing forward all really helped him develop to where he is today
True, but he would have been in Elite League either way, and he would have seen even more varsity ice time in Ely. Would have been dominant through much of Ely's schedule, which may have given him even more creativity and confidence. Possibly.

It's just a dangerous game to start saying "Kid X would have developed better here than there", because then we might as well encourage all good HS players to go to juniors early. Just sayin'. 8)

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by northwoods oldtimer » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:47 pm

rainier2 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm
WestMetro wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Saw Joey several times the summer after 8th grade , and he was playing two years older at that time. He already had a blistering wrister from the blue line and was not bashful about shooting the puck

I’m sure Htown strong bantam and varsity schedule after that , fall Elite League , as well as a year playing forward all really helped him develop to where he is today
True, but he would have been in Elite League either way, and he would have seen even more varsity ice time in Ely. Would have been dominant through much of Ely's schedule, which may have given him even more creativity and confidence. Possibly.

It's just a dangerous game to start saying "Kid X would have developed better here than there", because then we might as well encourage all good HS players to go to juniors early. Just sayin'. 8)
Ranier got to set the table to prosper the ol recruit pipeline.
Congrats to Joey hope it all works out for you kid!

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by O-townClown » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:30 pm

rainier2 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm
It's just a dangerous game to start saying "Kid X would have developed better here than there"
Amen.
Be kind. Rewind.

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Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Post by rainier2 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:35 pm

northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:47 pm
rainier2 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm
WestMetro wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Saw Joey several times the summer after 8th grade , and he was playing two years older at that time. He already had a blistering wrister from the blue line and was not bashful about shooting the puck

I’m sure Htown strong bantam and varsity schedule after that , fall Elite League , as well as a year playing forward all really helped him develop to where he is today
True, but he would have been in Elite League either way, and he would have seen even more varsity ice time in Ely. Would have been dominant through much of Ely's schedule, which may have given him even more creativity and confidence. Possibly.

It's just a dangerous game to start saying "Kid X would have developed better here than there", because then we might as well encourage all good HS players to go to juniors early. Just sayin'. 8)
Ranier got to set the table to prosper the ol recruit pipeline.
Congrats to Joey hope it all works out for you kid!
:D Agreed.

Also agree on congrats to Joey. Can't wait to see him in a Dogs uniform!

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